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The Trump administration abruptly required hospitals to stop reporting COVID-19 data to the CDC and to use a new reporting system set up by a contractor. Two weeks in, the promised improvements in the data have yet to materialize. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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COVID-19 Hospital Data System That Bypasses CDC Plagued By Delays, Inaccuracies

The Trump administration had promised complete, transparent information on the coronavirus and hospital capacity. Instead, the new system has produced erratic updates and confusing numbers.

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Dr. Joseph Varon leans on a medical cart inside the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Center on July 6 in Houston. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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A Houston Doctor On His Hospital's 'Deadliest Week' So Far

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Is staying at home giving you pandemic restlessness? Try a new window's view — or explore a new place on a "walk." d3sign/Getty Images hide caption

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Don't Like The View From Your Window? Try Someone Else's

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Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham, wearing a face covering printed with the words "2020 Census," faced questions from lawmakers Wednesday on plans for finishing the count. NPR has learned the bureau recently decided to end door knocking on Sept. 30, increasing the risk of an undercount. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Census Door Knocking Cut A Month Short Amid Pressure To Finish Count

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People wave thin blue line flags while they attend a Back the Blue rally in support of police departments on Quincy Shore Drive in Quincy, Mass. on June 20. Boston Globe/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Thin Blue Line Flags Stir Controversy In Mass. Coastal Community

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The Trump administration abruptly required hospitals to stop reporting COVID-19 data to the CDC and to use a new reporting system set up by a contractor. Two weeks in, the promised improvements in the data have yet to materialize. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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COVID-19 Hospital Data System That Bypasses CDC Plagued By Delays, Inaccuracies

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Scott Hobgood and Jason Niupulusū grew up in Webster County, Ky., and joined NPR's David Greene for a roundtable discussion about race and social justice. Scott Hobgood, Jason Niupulusū hide caption

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National Conversation About Race Brews In Rural Western Kentucky

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Antonia Casteñeda, left, spoke with her friend Tomás Ybarra-Frausto at their StoryCorps interview in San Antonio, Texas. Anaid Reyes for StoryCorps hide caption

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Remembering His Mexican American Heritage, Rooted In Language — And Under A Tree

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